MLS Chicago Fire vs New England Revolution 9/22/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

Two teams in opposite sides of the Eastern Conference will clash against one another on Wednesday, when Chicago Fire will play host to New England. Chicago are sitting at the bottom half of the table and their recent losses are slowly destroying their chances of a playoff ticket. New England have been stunning so far in the season but have had some ups and downs lately.

Chicago Fire (6 wins, 14 losses, 5 draws) are coming home after a 6-match road-trip that left them with just 1 win and 5 losses. In their last match they lost to Montreal by 2-0 but they were not as bad as the final score suggests. That was their third consecutive loss, failing to score a single goal in that span. Chicago have been simply awful on the road so far (1 win, 10 losses, 1 draw), but they have been much better at home (5 wins, 4 losses, 4 draws). They are now sitting at the 12th spot of the Eastern Conference with 23 points, scoring 24 and conceding 40 goals in the process. However, they have been really hard to beat at home lately, losing only to Toronto in their last 8 (4 wins, 1 loss, 3 draws). 

New England (17 wins, 4 losses, 5 draws) were dominant in almost every aspect of their home match against Columbus, but the two teams ended up splitting the points in a 1-1 draw. Zardes took the lead for Columbus at the 58th minute but Buksa pulled even just 4 minutes later for the final 1-1. They have been impressive in quite a few ways this season, and they have only lost 1 of their last 13 matches (10 wins, 1 loss, 2 draws). New England have been sitting at the top of the Eastern Conference for almost the entire season, currently sitting at 56 points, scoring 48 goals and conceding 30 in the process. They also have the best away record in the Conference (7 wins, 3 losses, 3 draws), scoring 22 and conceding 16 goals so far. Moreover, they have won 5 of their last 6 on the road.

Chicago Fire vs New England Revolution. The two teams played for a 2-2 draw in this venue earlier in the season, which was the 8th match in the last 9 between the two that both teams scored. Chicago have been great as hosts against New England in over 15 years, losing just 2 of the 23 home matches in that span (16 wins, 1 loss, 6 draws). Moreover, Chicago are looking to make a final push in order to grab a playoff ticket, and they can possibly take at least a draw here.

MLS Chicago Fire vs New England Revolution 9/22/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

MLS Starting Time: 20:00PM EDT

Location: Soldier Field, Chicago

Date: Wednesday, September 22nd    

MLS Odds: Chicago Fire +0.25

MLS Totals: 3

Free MLS Pick: Chicago Fire +0.25 (-100)

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